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Welcome to the CSULB Library Workshop for the HSI-STEM Research & Library Resources. This guide will help you become better acquainted with what the library has to offer to expand your research skills.

Scientific Journal Articles, What Are They?

Scientific Literature:

Primary scientific literature has several elements:

Style:

  • Papers usually start with an abstract which is an  introduction or  overview that summarizes the research. They use a lot of detail to describe exactly how the research was performed and may describe the materials or methods used and/or the exact location and sampling procedures. They are usually very specific: mentioning particular places, organisms, etc.
  • They often have a "Materials and Methods" section and "Results" section.

Audience

  • These are written catering to a specific audience in their subject area.
  • Authors may use the first person while writing about their research.

Purpose

  • Each article will discuss why the research was performed and a discussion section will attempt to describe how the research fits into the larger picture and may suggest further research to follow and extend the conclusions.

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